Jordan Taylor getting more chances to be the Vikings’ No. 3 receiver
By Adam Patrick
The former Denver Broncos wide receiver seems to be getting plenty of opportunities to impress the Minnesota Vikings during OTAs this year.
Over the next few months, the battle for the third receiver spot on the depth chart of the Minnesota Vikings is going to likely be one that is closely watched.
The Vikings are obviously set with Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs as their top two receivers for 2019. But deciding who will join them on the field next season in three-receiver sets is something the team is currently trying to figure out.
One candidate who seems to be getting an early push for the role is former Denver Broncos receiver Jordan Taylor. During this year’s OTA practices, Minnesota has been using Taylor in three-wide sets with Diggs and Thielen according to multiple reports.
While it’s still very early in the process, it seems like the former Broncos pass catcher is who the Vikings would like to see win their third receiver spot for the 2019 season.
Taylor has never really had a significant role in an NFL offense since he entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2015. In 26 career games with Denver in 2016 and 2017, he has only hauled in a total of 29 passes for 351 yards and two touchdowns.
Despite his lack of production, Minnesota clearly believes Taylor has the talent to potentially fit in their offense as a good compliment to Diggs and Thielen. Almost anything would be an upgrade at this point though over what Laquon Treadwell failed to do as the Vikings’ No. 3 receiver last year.
If Taylor can stay healthy and become a solid contributor next season, Minnesota’s passing attack could emerge as one of the best in the NFL.